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Tips and Tricks

Landscaping Around Your Fire Pit

Adding a fire pit to your backyard will mean spending a lot more time back there. Designing your fire pit area does not have to be a stressful experience. It's all about making that space more exciting and inviting. Some low-maintenance landscaping can be a natural and beautiful way to create a cozy fire pit space.
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How to Season Firewood

Fresh-cut firewood simply won't burn the way you want it to. Recently split or cut firewood, typically features a moisture content of about 100%. This means half the wood's weight is from water.
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8 Uses for Your Fire Pit Ashes

A fire pit is a perfect centerpiece for your outdoor gatherings. There's only one problem–fire pit ash. How do you safely remove ash from your fire pit? Once removed, what do you do with them? We've compiled a list of ways to put your fire ash to work.
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Perfect Gifts for Dad!

Whether you and your family are celebrating Father's Day around a large outdoor fire pit, or grilling dad's favorites, he also deserves a nice gift. We have put together a list of some of our most popular fireside gifts, which are sure to make dad smile and improve his backyard game.
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Wood Vs. Gas Fire Pit

There are lots of different options to choose from when it comes to fire pits, but they come in two basic classifications: wood pits and gas pits. Which one is best for your backyard? Let's consider the pros and cons of each. 
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Tips on Buying Wood for Your Fire

Some sound advice to find the best source for your wood as well. The quality of the firewood you use for your bonfire or fire pit will have a significant impact on your overall experience and enjoyment. Here are some tips on buying the right wood. 
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Why Fire Continues to Mesmerize Us

Just from the way our brains are wired, people tend to gravitate towards things that make them happy.  After thousands of years of human beings associating fire with not only being warm, but being fed, a change began to happen in the brain, which has been passed down through the generations.  
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Why Walden's Stoker Poker is the Best

The Walden Blow Through Fire Stoker Poker (TM) is not only ideal for moving those bits of wood and coals around, it is also hollow, which allows you to add a key ingredient in proper combustion: Air!  Fire is simply the process of oxidizing wood (or other fuel).  
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The 4 S's of Managing Firewood

You may have heard of the 4 C's of diamond buying, Walden Backyards has the 4 S's of managing the firewood for fire pits. Those four S's include: splitting, schlepping, stacking and storing. Here are the definitions and tips for each one: 
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The Debate Rages On: Cross Hatch VS. Teepee

Cross hatch or teepee? Don't act like you and your friends haven't sat around for hours on end debating this hot topic. We are here to help so you can put down your pokers and quit stoking the flames of this controversial issue. We have you covered.
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